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  • Retired county clerk dies at age 101

    A long-time county clerk, teacher and church deacon has died.

    E. Poe Young died at 12:08 p.m. on Monday, June 13 in Taylor County. He was 101.

    Young had served as the Taylor County Clerk from 1938 to 1974, a total of 36 years. He was also a deacon at Good Hope Baptist Church for 59 years, a teacher for many years at Taylor County Schools and a farmer.

    Former Taylor County Clerk Randall Phillips, who succeeded Young as clerk, said Young would go out of his way to help anyone.

  • Rescue chaplains provide spiritual first aid

    It's long past bedtime when the 911 call comes in. Someone is in need of help - and quickly. Sirens sound, beepers go off, and Rescue and law enforcement personnel rush to the scene.

    Despite everyone's best efforts, the person who needs help might not survive.

    That's when they call for another kind of help - emotional comfort and support for those who are suffering. Another beeper goes off, and a chaplain rushes to the scene.

    One calls it providing spiritual and psychological first aid. Another says he simply enjoyed helping people.

  • County workers get raise after all

    County employees will get 3 percent raises next fiscal year, though magistrates have said for the past three months that the county can't afford it.

    At Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, five of the county's six magistrates voted to give the raise.

    The issue of raises has been discussed at three meetings of the Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee this year. At each, the consensus has been that the county can't afford to give raises next fiscal year.

  • City gives initial OK to raises for employees

    City employees could get a 2 percent pay raise.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the 2011-2012 budget during a special meeting Monday night.

    Though the Council had previously had first reading of the budget, significant changes prompted the Council to have first reading again. A second and final reading is set for Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in the City Council meeting room above the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • Fair pageant photos

    This year’s Taylor County Fair pageants featured winners of all ages.

    All photos were taken by Heather Bava of Ivy Essence Studio.

    Click on the first photo for a pop-up slideshow.

  • Green joins Century 21

    Mary Jo Green has joined Century 21. Green has been a licensed real estate agent since 2007.
    She is available for anyone looking to buy or sell.
    Century 21 is located at 119 Nancy Cox Drive, Suite 5 in Campbellsville.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital honors top staff

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized clinical and support services team members of the year.
    Phyllis Patton, a certified pharmacy technician, was presented with the clinical services award.
    The following was written about Patton on her nomination form:
    “Phyllis is an invaluable asset to both the pharmacy and TRH. She routinely goes above and beyond her normal job duties without prompting and always takes the lead in implementing new technologies and changes within the pharmacy.”
    Patton has been at TRH since Jan. 21, 1991.

  • Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken celebrates 45th anniversary

    To celebrate 45 years of serving fresh, never frozen chicken, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is asking fans to shake a tail feather this summer and show the world how their version of the chicken dance is done. In addition to several giveaways totaling more than $6,000, Lee’s is hosting the 2011 Chicken Dance Contest, an effort to reward the most original and funky fan video.

  • Good grades add up to free rentals at Family Video

    Family Video is giving free movie and video game rentals to students for getting good grades on their final report cards in June.
    All students, in kindergarten through college, are rewarded with a free overnight rental for each final grade of “A” or equivalent mark earned in any core subject.
    Core subjects or courses include any geography, history, language, math, reading, science and spelling classes. Tens of thousands of titles can rent free, including all movies 30 days past their release date and all video games.

  • P&K Jet Ski Rental celebrates opening

    P&K Jet Ski Rental celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, June 3. The business opened on May 27 with owners Bill Perkins and Jon King having spent a year in preparation for the event. The business is located at 55A Donna Drive, next to the Double Nickel. Call 465-0951 for more information.